Nushin Elahi celebrates mother’s art

iol Tonight | Diane de Beer:


Alice Elahi’s retrospective, Landscape through an Artist’s Eyes, prompted her daughter Nushin Elahi to think seriously about publishing a book celebrating her mother to coincide with the exhibition. 


Alice Elahi

“I thought it would be thrilling to mark the event with a book on Alice Elahi the painter which will include new perspectives on the artist,” she notes. She also wanted to feature articles now out of print by former Pretoria Art Museum director Dr Albert Werth and art critic Johan van Rooyen (from the Pretoria News) as well as photographs of her work throughout her career.

“It doesn’t sound too tough a ask,” is what Elahi jnr thought, but once she started the work, just the avalanche of pictures, which to include and which not, was a nightmare. Her mom had, after all, been painting for the longest time and was a prolific painter…


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